Texas A&M AgriLife Update from the Vice Chancellor and Dean

February 2015

Mark Your Calendar


March 16–Nov. 8
Exhibit: History in the Making: Texas A&M Forest Service, highlighting the agency's past 100 years, at the George Bush Presidential Library


March 18

National Agriculture Day

March 25

4-H Day at the Capitol

March 27-29

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Annual Convention - Look for the Aggie Reception March 27!

April 13-16

AgriLife Advanced Leaders in the Capitol


April 23, 24, 25, 2015
Texas A&M Legacy Society

More Events →


Akey named sole finalist for TVMDL director position


The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering celebrates its centennial anniversary with a new publication: Engineering Agriculture at Texas A&M: The First Hundred Years

Texas A&M AgriLife Research retains No. 1 ranking in agricultural research expenditures

Ranking marks second year in a row to top almost 200 universities nationwide

I am proud to say Texas A&M AgriLife Research again ranks first in the nation in agricultural research spending, according to the National Science Foundation (NSF). With $179 million recorded for 2013, AgriLife Research sits $22 million higher than No. 2 ranked University of Florida.

It's evident our faculty, staff, and graduate students have continued to work hard to secure funding in a highly competitive environment. The important aspect of this is that our faculty can continue to do the work that significantly impacts citizens of Texas and the world by developing new breakthroughs in agricultural sciences.

Read the press release here →

In addition, Texas A&M University has rejoined the nation's list of the top 20 research universities, based on R&D expenditures. Read more →

These rankings reflect the quality of our programs, your dedication to scientific discoveries, and your commitment to make our world a better place. Thank you!!



William "Bill" Dugas
Acting Vice Chancellor and Acting Dean
Agriculture and Life Sciences


Making Headlines


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension


Former Dallas Cowboy Jay Novacek touts Fuel Up to Play 60 at Texas Capitol on Feb. 3
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College of Agriculture & Life Sciences


Financial Planning Students Attend the TD Ameritrade Institutional's National RIA Conference

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Texas A&M Forest Service


Texas A&M Forest Service celebrates a century of service, delivers trees at Texas Capitol
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Texas A&M AgriLife Research


Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, AgriLife Research approved for drone-based plant health study
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Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory


TVMDL Amarillo now offers an immunofluorescence assay (IFA) test for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus
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Awards and Achievements


Please join us in congratulating our recent award recipients!

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Photo of the Month


Texas A&M System CEO Spouses Tour the Texas A&M Forest Service

TFS was excited to give the spouses of the Texas A&M University System CEO's a tour of its facility and fire service equipment Feb.12. The participants put on PPE, climbed into heavy-duty equipment and worked a fire hose all while learning about the important work TFS does.

-Photo courtesy of TFS Facebook


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